Los Gatos has an overall crime rate of 23 per 1,000 residents, making the crime rate here near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in America. According to our analysis of FBI crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Los Gatos is 1 in 44. How does Los Gatos fare compared to other communities in California of all population sizes? Los Gatos's crime rate is lower than approximately 51% of California communities.
However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Los Gatos has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Los Gatos is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.
The crime data that NeighborhoodScout used for this analysis are the seven offenses from the uniform crime reports, collected by the FBI from 17,000 local law enforcement agencies, and include both violent and property crimes, combined.
Now let us turn to take a look at how Los Gatos does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Los Gatos.
NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Los Gatos's violent crime rate is 1 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, forcible (not statutory) rape, and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Los Gatos is one in 712.
NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Los Gatos's rate for property crime is 21 per one thousand population. This makes Los Gatos a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Los Gatos is one in 47.